Public Safety

February 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hypothermia Alert Continues through Monday Night

UPDATE: The alert has been extended until 10 p.m. Monday. The Hypothermia Alert for Montgomery County has been extended until 10 PM on Monday, February 5. Expect wind chill values to be below 20 degrees. Wear layers if you must go outside & take extra precautions if you spend significant time outdoors https://t.co/LVX0WZtFpt #mdwx pic.twitter.com/WsptZ73Vvd […]

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February 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Firefighters Respond to Three-Alarm Fire in Rockville

Firefighters responded to an apartment fire on the 700 block of Monroe Street in Rockville, according to tweets from Pete Piringer, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman. Fire crews recently called a third alarm to the blaze, which spread to other buildings, according to Piringer. In Piringer’s latest tweet, no firefighters or residents were injured. […]

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February 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Man Pleads Guilty to Drug, Firearms Charges

A 42-year-old Takoma Park man pleaded guilty to heroin and firearms charges in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel has scheduled the sentencing for April 5. According to the plea agreement, Stanley Eugene Green Jr. and others sold and possessed heroin […]

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February 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest High School Student for Pellet Gun Assaults

An 18-year-old Burtonsville man has been charged with assault using a pellet gun in the Briggs Chaney area, a Montgomery County police statement said. Here is a police statement from Jan. 30 that includes surveillance video. The man, Tyler Neal of the 3800 block of Angleton Court, is being held without bail, according to online […]

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February 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

Shady Grove Road Trash Fire Stops Traffic

Fire crews responded to an overturned trash truck on Shady Grove Road on Thursday morning. The trash was burning and firefighters needed to spray the spilled trash. (MyMCMedia photos) Here’s the chain of events as recorded by the Twitter feed of Pete Piringer, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman. Shady Grove Road & Epsilon Drive, […]

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January 31, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Quince Orchard High School Student Hospitalized

Only vague details have been released about an incident that occurred near Quince Orchard High School in which a student was hospitalized. According to a letter that went home to the school’s parents, the school received a telephone call that a student was hurt about 7:55 a.m. at a basketball court in a neighboring complex. […]

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January 31, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Apartment Fire Displaces Aspen Hill Residents

An apartment fire displaced 21 people from their homes, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS). It happened in the 2900 block of Hewitt Avenue in Aspen Hill on Tuesday afternoon at the Somerset Apartments. Residents discovered the fire on the top floor of the three-story apartment building, according to MCFRS spokesman Pete […]

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January 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Man Receives 21 Years for Child Pornography

A 23-year-old Silver Spring man received a 21-year sentence Monday for producing child pornography, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore. Demetrius Murray will face a lifetime of supervised release, according to the sentence handed down by U.S. District Court Judge George J. Hazel. Murray also must register as a sex […]

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January 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Issues Hypothermia Alert to Start Tuesday

Montgomery County has issued a hypothermia alert for Tuesday starting at 12 a.m. continuing through Wednesday at 12 a.m. The County advises residents to be prepared for wind chill values below 20 degrees. During these conditions, hypothermia and frostbite are likely to occur. The signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, […]

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January 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Police Crime Summary for Jan. 8-16

Thefts from Vehicles Summary: Bethesda District: Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between Jan. 8 and Jan. 15. Affected streets included Cummings Lane, Rollingwood Drive, Chevy Chase Lake and Donnybrook drives, and the 3500-4100 blocks of Leland Street. Force was reported in multiple events; cash and property were taken. Four thefts from vehicles occurred during this […]

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